Mother Who Left Child in Hot Car Arrested
The mother of a 15-month-old boy has been arrested in Corpus Christi after leaving her child in the back of a hot SUV for nearly three hours on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The child was strapped to a car seat and died after being rushed to a hospital.
Mother Forgot Child Was Still in the Car
According to NBC News, the mother returned home at 1 p.m. from a trip to a store. She was with her own kids, as well as other kids that she was looking after. There were six other kids in the vehicle, ages 3 to 7.
When the father came home from work nearly a quarter hour before 4 p.m., he realized one child was missing, Corpus Christi Caller-Times is reporting. That was when both parents realized the child was left in the vehicle. The mother was arrested for suspicion of injury to a child, and was released on Thursday.
Temperatures Close to 100 Degrees
Temperatures reached 96 degrees on Wednesday, meaning inside the car it was most likely even warmer. More than 500 children have died in the U.S. due to hyperthermia since 1998. For more information on how to prevent such deaths, visit the Safe Kids website.
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